Call Number: Mss 219, Pc 195, Tc 57 (A.04-113)
Title: Klaus K. Klostermaier fonds.
Extent: 12 cm of textual record, 420 slides, 45
Biographical sketch: Klaus K. Klostermaier, F.R.S.C.,
is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department
of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba. He was born
in Munich, Germany and joined the University of Manitoba in 1970.
Dr. Klostermaier received his doctorate in Ancient Indian History
and Culture in 1969 at the University of Bombay. During his ten
years living in India he studied numerous sacred texts in their
original languages (Sanskrit, Hindi, Pali, Latin, Classical Greek,
German, Italian, French). Professor Emeritus Klaus Klostermair was
the founder and first director of the Asian Studies (1990-95). He
also was Head of the Religion Department in 1986-1997. Dr. Klostermaier
published many books dealing with religions and philosophies of
India and explored the relationship between the science and religion:
Nature of Nature: Explorations in Science, Philosophy, and Religion
(2004); Hindu Writing (2000); Hinduism: a Short
History (2000) Buddhism: a Short Introduction (1999).
He teaches courses such as "Intro to World Religions; Religions
of Indian Origin; Indian Religious Art and Architecture.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of audio-visual
programs and material on
multiculturalism regarding cultural groups in Manitoba and foreign
the University of Manitoba. Material is from the project of the
Group on Canadian Multiculturalism, Department of Religion, the
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to the
Archives & Special Collections by Klaus K. Klostermaier in 2004.
Restrictions on access: No restriction on access.
Accruals: Further accruals expected.